Donald Johnston passed quietly at age 85, on Dec. 8, 2011. He joined his beloved wife of 62 years, Stella Johnston.
He served this country in World War II as an army medic and worked and later retired as a diesel mechanic.
On Donaldâ€™s behalf, we thank the Spokane VA Hospital staff for the respectful care and support given him and the family during his final days.
Our dear, sweet mother, Dorothy Barrett, passed away on December 18, 2011 at the age of 95. She was born November 19, 1916 in Douglas. In 1933 she graduated from Waterville High School, and in June 1935 she graduated from Morse Beauty School in Spokane. After working a short time in Seattle, she moved back to Waterville where she began courting David Gallaher from Mansfield. He was a wheat and cattle rancher. They were married October 29, 1939 in the Lutheran Church in Douglas. David was a pilot, and Dorothy received her pilotâ€™s license soon after they were married.
Charles â€śBrettâ€ť Roesberry passed away on Dec. 11, 2011 after a courageous fight with cancer. He fought a good fight and passed away at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Brett was born on July 14, 1959 in Boise, Idaho, the son of Charles and Betty (Johnson) Roesberry.
Brett graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1978. He worked for Boise Cascade Lumber for 35 years before his passing. Brett was an active snowmobiler, and truly enjoyed golfing and car racing. He loved going to car shows and visiting his sisters on the coast to go salmon fishing.
Pend Oreille River targeted
Washington state wildlife officials will ask anglers to help control the advance of voracious and predatory northern pike toward the Columbia River.
In a story from the Associated Press, fishery managers in the next few months plan to enlist fishermen to remove as many of the northern pike as possible from the Pend Oreille River, the route the species is following from Idaho and Montana.
Donald Neil Grubb passed away peacefully at his home in Chewelah on Dec. 6, 2011. Donnie was born in Wattford, North Dakota on Dec. 9, 1934 to Robert Grubb-Charlson and Nora Ann (Barhart). Donnie was one of 10 children. The Grubb family moved to the Chewelah area about the time Donnie was in third or fourth grade. He graduated from Jenkins High School in 1953.
John Raymond Haynes, age 99, for many years of the Inchelium area, passed away on Nov. 22, 2011 on to his heavenly reward.
John was the son of Thomas and Etta Haynes and was born in Laurel, Oregon. He had one sister and five brothers, all who preceded him in death.
John worked in the lumber industry for many years, a good share of the time as a saw filer.
He moved to Inchelium, starting the Chapel of the Pines, which he was pastor for about 18 years, along with his wife, Gladys, who preceded him in death in 1998.
Cora Dorayne Clinkenbeard (â€śDoryâ€ť) will be remembered by family and friends as a woman who loved and cared for her family and friends.
Dory, 69, of Colville, was called home to Jesus suddenly and unexpectedly on Dec.5, 2011.
After picking up wins over Priest River and Reardan to open the season, the Colville High boyâ€™s basketball team ran up against a couple of athletic Great Northern League 2A clubs last week in non-league home games.
The Indians (2-2) didnâ€™t handle pressure at all well either night and lost to schools CHS will see next fall when they are forced to move back up to the Class 2A GNL. WIAA enrollment figures used to determine classifications for the next two-year cycle (2012-13 and 2013-14) indicate that Colville will be moving back up.
Schedule gets more rigorous
after the holiday break
Northport High is off to a fast start this 2011-2012 boyâ€™s basketball season. The Mustangs, 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Panorama 1B League, havenâ€™t really gotten into the meat of their schedule yet, according to coach, Erik Stark.
â€śOur record looks good, but we have played a lot of young and inexperienced teams,â€ť Stark said. â€śThe really good team we played (Valley Christian), beat us by 40.â€ť
Stark says the Mustangsâ€™ defense is ahead of the offense at this early juncture.
Kettle Falls High sent part of its wrestling team to the Liberty (Spangle) Invitational last Saturday.
The Bulldogs may not have had quantity at Liberty, but judging from the third place team trophy Kettle Falls brought home, there was certainly plenty of quality to go around.
Kettleâ€™s Garrett Anderson placed third at 106 pounds and Lindsey Olvera was fourth at 112. Eric Ross was fifth at 125 pounds; Jacob Walsh was fifth at 135.
Winning titles at Liberty were Dan Kearney (152 pounds), Austin Anderson (160) and Tyler Vining (195).